[RFC v2] genalloc:add an gen_pool_first_fit_align algo to genalloc
qiang.zhao at freescale.com
Thu Jul 30 11:27:14 AEST 2015
On Thu, 2015-07-30 at 5:21, Scott Wood wrote:
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> Subject: Re: [RFC v2] genalloc:add an gen_pool_first_fit_align algo to
> On Tue, 2015-07-28 at 00:32 -0500, Zhao Qiang-B45475 wrote:
> > On Tue, 2015-07-28 at 5:21, Scott Wood wrote:
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: Wood Scott-B07421
> > > Sent: Tuesday, July 28, 2015 5:21 AM
> > > To: Zhao Qiang-B45475
> > > Cc: lauraa at codeaurora.org; linux-kernel at vger.kernel.org; linuxppc-
> > > dev at lists.ozlabs.org; akpm at linux-foundation.org; olof at lixom.net;
> > > catalin.marinas at arm.com; Xie Xiaobo-R63061
> > > Subject: Re: [RFC v2] genalloc:add an gen_pool_first_fit_align algo
> > > to genalloc
> > >
> > > On Mon, 2015-07-27 at 17:57 +0800, Zhao Qiang wrote:
> > >
> > > Where's the part that adds the ability to pass in data to each
> > > allocation call, as per the previous discussion?
> > You means to use gen_pool_alloc_data()?
> > Previously you said that the format of data is algorithm-specific, So
> > I think it is better to handle data in algorithm function.
> It is a channel for communication from the API caller to the algorithm.
> > If you still prefer gen_pool_alloc_data(), I will modify it.
> > But there still are details I want to confirm with you.
> > 1. If use gen_pool_alloc_data(), should I pass data as a parameter?
> > 2. Should I count align_mask in gen_pool_alloc_data(), meanwhile, add
> > a align_mask to data as a member?
> gen_pool_alloc_data() should just pass data to the algorithm. The
> algorithm should calculate align_mask based on align. I don't think
> exposing align_mask to API users would be very friendly.
If calculate align_mask in algorithm, I need to get pool->min_alloc_order in algorithm,
order = data->pool->min_alloc_order;
align_mask = ((data->align + (1UL << order) - 1) >> order) - 1;
so I add pool to structure data as a member. Is there any other better idea?
> > 3. where to define the data, in genalloc.h or caller layer?
> Same place as where the algorithm function is declared.
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